Antoine Diel is a genre bending artist with a powerful, soulful voice. Antoine will be a guest vocalist with the Showdown All Stars and the Preservation Hall All Stars on Saturday night.
Antoine Diel was born in Manila, Philippines. Hailing from a musical family, Antoine sang from childhood in church as well as competitions and public events. He grew up in Los Angeles California where he continued singing in high school and studied in the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California earning bachelors and masters of music degrees – vocal arts. Antoines’ credits range from operas, musicals, plays and solo and choral concerts in both secular and sacred music, adr/voice-over and singing on recordings and demos for movies and various projects. He now calls New Orleans home and astounds audiences nightly all throughout the city with his outstanding soulful singing. His band, the New Orleans Misfit Power, is comprised of some of the hardest-working, talented musicians in the city.